“THESE LONDON TRADES EXERCISE NO SORT OF INFLUENCE OVER THE OPINIONS AND CONDUCT OF THE GREAT BODY OF THE WORKING WORLD.”
DISRAELI, BENJAMIN. 1ST EARL OF BEACONSFIELD. (1804-1881). British statesman and conservative politician; Prime Minister (1868 and 1874-1880); only Prime Minster to have been of Jewish origin. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “D.” Four full pages, octavo. Grosvenor Gate, [London] April 23, 1850. Very fine condition.
EXCEEDINGLY-RARE WORLD WAR II DATED PRESENTATION COPY OF MONTY’S: “TEN CHAPTERS 1942 TO 1945” CONTAINING THE WAR TIME REMEMBRANCES OF SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL’S VISITS WITH HIM
MONTGOMERY, BERNARD LAW, FIRST VISCOUNT OF ALAMEIN. (1887-1976). British Soldier. Presentation copy of his “Ten Chapters 1942 to 1945”. First Edition. Thirty-two pages, oblong 12mo. Dark navy leatherette and gilt embossed cover. Boldly inscribed on front free endpaper.
CHARLES A. LINDBERGH — LESS THAN 2 WEEKS AFTER CROSSING THE ATLANTIC, SOLO, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME, DEDICATES A PHOTOGRAPH TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS TAKEN FOR A CHECK UP AFTER LANDING AT LE BOURGET AERODROME JUST OUTSIDE PARIS!
LINDBERGH, CHARLES A. (1902-1874). American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, and activist; First aviator to complete a solo transatlantic flight, which he did in his plane, Spirit of St. Louis. An absolutely Superb vintage sepia-toned, octavo Photograph Inscribed, on the photographic surface to the lower left of his image: “To one of my best / friends in France, / [the] Rene L’hopital. / Charles A. Lindbergh, / June 4, 1927”.
EXCEEDINGLY RARE AUTOGRAPH DOCUMENT SIGNED BY DR. JOSEPH WARREN WHO WAS KILLED AT THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL IN 1775 — ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY HIS BROTHER, DR. JOHN WARREN
SENDING HIS BILL FOR MEDICINES AND HIS ATTENDANCE IN THE MASSACHUSETTS PROVINCIAL CONGRESS FROM MAY 1772 TO JANUARY 1773
An exceedingly-rare Autograph Document Signed, “Joseph Warren Dr” in the third person, in the body of the document. One page, oblong octavo. Lightly silked for preservation, else very fine condition. No place, [Boston], January 1773. Additionally docketed on the verso by his brother JOHN WARREN. (1753-1815)
BERTRAND RUSSELL TO HIS TYPIST: ”…YOU WERE GOOD AT DECIPHERING BAD HANDWRITING. IT OCCURS TO ME THAT YOU MAY BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE ENCLOSED MANNUSCRIPT”.
RUSSELL, BERTRAND [EARL]. (1872-1970). British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate. Typed Letter Signed, ”Bertrand Russell”, on imprinted Telegraph House stationery. One full page, octavo. ”Harting, Petersfield”, March 12, 1937.
JOHN HANCOCK — A 1765 LOTTERY TICKET FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION OF FANEUIL HALL
ISSUED TO EDWARD PROCTOR, WHO LEAD A GROUP OF MEN ON THE NIGHT OF THE ‘BOSTON TEA PARTY’ TO DUMP INTO THE SEA THE TEA CHESTS SECURED ABOARD THE ‘DARTMOUTH’ WHILE SHE LAY MOORED AT GRIFFIN’S WARF IN BOSTON HARBOR. BOLDLY SIGNED BY PROCTOR ON THE VERSO AND STRONGLY SIGNED BY HANCOCK ON THE RECTO — A SIMPLY SUPERB, AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE, COMBINATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT SIGNATURES
HANCOCK, JOHN (1737-1793) President of the Continental Congress and of the Congress of the Confederation; Governor of Massachusetts; first Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Scarce Partly-printed “Faneuil-Hall LOTTERY, No. Five” ticket, boldly signed “John Hancock”, at the lower center right.
SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS — AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN
SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S. (1842-1900). English composer. Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form. One full page, quarto. London, April 6, 1898.